I found this chair at Salvation Army; it was $22 & a perfect project for my new sewing machine (in fact, so new it was still in the car when I stopped at Salvation Army). I made quick work of the cushion cover. Taking it off, ripping out the seams, & using the pieces as a pattern for the new cushion; I also recycled the zipper. An hour later, I had a flashy “new” chair cushion (previously picture as a sneak peak).My original intent was to make a slipcover. But pulling out one staple, led to pulling a few & then to pulling them all out – hundreds of them. My curiosity got the best of me & I went from “I’ll make a slipcover” to “I just want to see how it looks under here” to “wow, this is interesting – remember that has to go back on first” to “hmmm…all the staples are out & the old fabric is ‘falling’ off” and finally, to “goodbye for good old fabric; hellooo beautiful new fabric – you make me happy”.
The ottoman came later…of course, I forgot to take a before picture. It was similar to this but the fabric was hideous. I finished the chair Friday night & went in search of the ottoman on Saturday. I was lucky enough to find one at Salvation Army…I’m getting to know the people there by name. Removing the fabric, doing a bit of sewing (I even recovered the chording) & lots of stapling took me about 1.5 hours, not terrible especially considering how much I’ve subsequently learned reupholstering can cost.
I love it. This space will eventually be my “reading nook”. I’m working on the bookcase now. Like everything else, it’s coming together slowly. As for the pillow, I whipped that up last night – well just the cover. A TON of pillows came with our sofa & loveseat in the basement so I just covered one of them with this lovely fabric that I got in China. Great thing about a black & white chair is that most colors & prints will match. Such a happy space. Anyone still reading? I know I’m rambling :).